Nike athletes celebrate Kobe Bryant for #MambaDay
Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant will be playing in his final game Wednesday night as he will retire after 20 seasons in the NBA. Bryant spent his entire career with the Los Angeles Lakers after being acquired in a trade on draft day.
He’s won five NBA titles, a two-time NBA Finals MVP and one NBA MVP award.
To honor his incredible career, 34 Nike athletes, including LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Elena Delle Donne and even Tiger Woods, appeared in a video to share their thoughts on the “Black Mamba” one final time:
Mamba Day will honor Bryant’s final game in the NBA and will allow fans to give their thoughts on Bryant through a Mamba Generator. The generator will allow you to record your thoughts through the app, sharing it to the world.
Nike is also releasing a special colorway of the KOBE 11 Mamba Day ID beginning at tipoff on Wednesday night. The pair will be limited and will surely sell out quick.
Via press release:
The final NIKEiD shoe of Bryant’s professional career will feature a graphic highlighting eight notable stats that have fueled the love and hate, including: the dates of his first and last games (11.01.96 and 4.13.16), five World Championships, four All-Star MVP awards, 18 All-Star appearances, 81 points scored in a game, 20 years played in the league and 24 for his jersey number.